The Biological Basis of Clinical Observations

Author: William T. Blows
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136298981
Release Date: 2013-03-05
Genre: Medical

Accurate clinical observations are key to good patient care and fundamental to clinical practice. A thorough understanding of the biological science underlying vital observations – such as taking the temperature or measuring the pulse – enables health professionals to make well-informed clinical decisions quickly and accurately. To be fully competent in these basic skills, there is a need to understand not only how and why procedures are performed, but also how results are affected, for example by variation in technique or the health status of the patient. This new edition integrates clear explanations of the techniques involved in these procedures with the biological knowledge which gives them meaning. For each topic, William T. Blows explains the pathological basis for variations in observed results, focusing on relevant anatomy and physiology, genetics and pharmacology and the basic principles of care. This helpful text gives health practitioners at all levels the understanding needed to: Perform clinical observations accurately Make accurate judgements about the patient’s condition Make accurate decisions concerning patient care. In addition to all-new chapters on observations of nutrition; fluid balance and hydration; drug side effects and interactions; skin and pain, the text looks at: Temperature Cardiovascular observations Respiratory observations Urinary and bowel observations Neurological observations The Biological Basis of Clinical Observations is a unique text which integrates explanations of essential procedures with the biological knowledge that underpins practice. It is essential reading for all students preparing for clinical practice.

The Biological Basis of Nursing Clinical Observations

Author: William T. Blows
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134615476
Release Date: 2002-01-04
Genre: Medical

Accurate clinical observations are the key to good patient care and fundamental to nursing practice. To be fully competent in these basic skills, nurses need to understand not only how and why procedures are performed, but also how results are affected for example by variation in technique or the health status of the patient. The Biological Basis of Nursing: Clinical Observation is a unique text which integrates explanations of essential nursing procedures with the biological knowledge that underpins practice. Essential reading for all students preparing for clinical practice in nursing.

The Biological Basis of Nursing

Author: William T. Blows
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0203138600
Release Date: 2002-01-04
Genre: Medical

Accurate clinical observations are the key to good patient care and fundamental to nursing practice. To be fully competent in these basic skills, nurses need to understand not only how and why procedures are performed, but also how results are affected for example by variation in technique or the health status of the patient. The Biological Basis of Nursing: Clinical Observation is a unique text which integrates explanations of essential nursing procedures with the biological knowledge that underpins practice. Essential reading for all students preparing for clinical practice in nursing.

Central Nervous System Metastasis the Biological Basis and Clinical Considerations

Author: Diane Palmieri
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400752917
Release Date: 2012-12-30
Genre: Medical

Here is a thorough survey of the biology and treatment of CNS metastasis, including natural history, risk factors, molecular biology, the blood-brain barrier, imaging, quality of life, surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and the future of targeted therapies.

The Biological Basis of Nursing Cancer

Author: William T. Blows
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134337507
Release Date: 2006-07-13
Genre: Medical

Presenting specialized biological information on what cancer is, this book looks at how it damages the body, and how cancer treatments work. Engaging, accessible and illustrated throughout, this unique text: explains the basic biology of cancer discusses the biology of the wide range of common cancers identifies and explains the biological causes of cancer explains drug action in chemotherapy and analgesia explains the link between diet and cancer, and how diet is important in cancer therapy discusses the biological basis of a range of nursing skills linked to cancer. Providing nurses with the essential knowledge required for working with cancer patients and their families, this book will enable them to work with current and new forms of cancer treatment.

New Trends in the Molecular and Biological Basis for Clinical Oncology

Author: Tetsuhiko Tachikawa
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9784431886631
Release Date: 2009-04-05
Genre: Medical

Newly developed molecular target anticancer drugs have shown remarkable efficacy even in the treatment of intractable cancers such as hepatoma and renal cell carcinoma. As cancer research is becoming a multidisciplinary endeavor, close cooperation across the basic, translational, and clinical research fields holds the promise of further advances in cancer therapeutics. This book sets forth new strategies for development: cancer therapy targeting receptor tyrosine kinases with clinical utilization of new signaling regulations; interaction between cancer progression and extracellular environments such as inflammatory cytokines and the extracellular matrix; and investigation of biomarkers for personalized cancer therapy, with microarray analysis and pharmacogenomics technology. These and other findings from the latest investigations into cancer cell biology and therapeutics make this book an invaluable source for investigators in both the clinical and basic cancer research fields.

The Biological Basis of Nursing

Author: William T. Blows
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 0415327466
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Medical

Presenting specialized biological information on what cancer is, this book looks at how it damages the body, and how cancer treatments work. Engaging, accessible and illustrated throughout, this unique text: explains the basic biology of cancer discusses the biology of the wide range of common cancers identifies and explains the biological causes of cancer explains drug action in chemotherapy and analgesia explains the link between diet and cancer, and how diet is important in cancer therapy discusses the biological basis of a range of nursing skills linked to cancer. Providing nurses with the essential knowledge required for working with cancer patients and their families, this book will enable them to work with current and new forms of cancer treatment.

The Biological Basis of Mental Health Nursing

Author: William T. Blows
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781136846427
Release Date: 2010-12-14
Genre: Medical

Written by an experienced nurse lecturer who also trained as a mental health nurse, this book explores the underlying biology associated with the pathology of mental health disorders and the related nervous system. Fully revised for this second edition, the text includes three new chapters on brain development,pharmacology and learning, behavioural and developmental disorders. Integrating up-to-date pharmacological and genetic knowledge with an understanding of environmental factors that impact on human biology, The Biological Basis of Mental Health Nursing covers topics including: the physiology of neurotransmission and receptors hormones and mental health the biology of emotions, stress, anxiety and phobic states the biology of substance abuse the pharmacology of psychoactive drugs developmental disorders brain anatomy and development the biology of behaviour genetics and mental health affective disorders: depression, mania and suicide schizophrenia autism and other syndromes the ageing brain and dementia degenerative diseases of the brain epilepsy. Accessibly laid out, with many of diagrams, tables and key points at the end of each chapter, this is an essential text for mental health nursing students, practitioners and educators.

Essential Nursing Skills E Book

Author: Maggie Nicol
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780723437772
Release Date: 2012-08-03
Genre: Medical

As a nursing student you will have learnt lots of nursing theory and research – but how do you translate this into practice and apply it to the skills you need? Where do you start? What steps should be carried out and in what order? What should you do afterwards? Essential Nursing Skills answers these questions for over 130 clinical skills. Each one is explained from start to finish, using a step-by-step approach, with clear illustrations and colour photographs to enhance understanding. Small enough to carry with you and specifically designed and written to aid learning, this book is invaluable for nurses across all fields. • Attractive design – easy to use • Skills explained step by step • Comprehensive list of skills covers all that students will encounter in practice • Points for Practice sections encourage readers to reflect and learn • Further reading and references point to the evidence and knowledge base for each skill. Full-colour photographs illustrate many of the procedures Full colour is used throughout to help navigate procedures Section listing normal values of commonly used blood tests Skills to assess deteriorating patients and care for patients undergoing surgery Reflects changes in nursing and professional national guidelines.

Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias

Author: David J. Wilber, M.D.
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444357288
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Genre: Medical

Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias has been so extensively updated for its third edition that the book now features a new title: Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias: Basic Concepts and Clinical Applications. The editors bring you 21 polished chapters, each updating the fundamentals and progressing to advanced concepts, providing state-of-the-art knowledge with highly relevant material for experienced electrophysiologists as well as fellows in training. This streamlined new edition features: • Two new editors, both widely published and leaders in the field of catheter ablation • 21 instead of 39 chapters, achieved by focusing on primary topics of broad interest and assimilating information from a wide range of sources • Fewer authors, chosen for their recognized contributions to the topics under discussion, providing a more integrated and coherent approach • Anatomic insights from leading pathologist Siew Yen Ho, integrated with new information from imaging technologies Each chapter dealing with ablation of a specific arrhythmia features the author's personal approach to ablation of the arrhythmia, including practical "how-to" tips, and a review of potential pitfalls. Alternate approaches and variations are succinctly summarized. Original figures and drawings illustrate specific approaches to improve the usability of the book.

Midwifery Essentials Basics E Book

Author: Helen Baston
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 9780702042546
Release Date: 2009-09-03
Genre: Medical

Basics is the first title in the Midwifery Essentials series and prepares the reader to understand and master a range of clinical skills safely and with confidence. The jigsaw model of midwifery care is introduced and explained, providing a framework to explore the application of each of the clinical skills described in subsequent chapters. Central to undertaking each of the skills discussed is the need to communicate effectively with women and their families. Effective communication for each clinical skill Principles of infection control and hygiene Essential observations of blood pressure, temperature and pulse Collection of specimens and blood from woman and baby, urinalysis, and venepuncture Principles of medicines management and injection technique Fundamentals of surgical care. Effective communication for each clinical skill Principles of infection control and hygiene Essential observations of blood pressure, temperature and pulse Collection of specimens and blood from woman and baby, urinalysis, and venepuncture Principles of medicines management and injection technique Fundamentals of surgical care. Midwifery Essentials consists of a series of four pocketbooks, based on the popular and successful ‘Midwifery Basics’ articles published in ‘The Practising Midwife’ journal. They have been written in response to many requests from students, midwives and supervisors to combine these articles into a handy text. The books remain true to the style of the articles and have been updated and expanded to create a user-friendly source of information on different aspects of midwifery care. They will stimulate debate and require the reader both to reflect on their current practice, local policies and procedures and to challenge care that is not woman centred. There are many dimensions to the provision of woman-centred care that practitioners need to consider and understand so the series is based on the principles of holistic care, using a ‘jigsaw’ model as a framework. Each aspect of the jigsaw should be considered during the assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation of woman-centred maternity care, for example: how does a midwife obtain consent from a woman for a procedure, maintain a safe environment during the delivery of care and make the most of the opportunity to promote health? what are the professional and legal issues in relation to the procedure and is this practice based on the best available evidence? which members of the multi-professional team contribute to this aspect of care and how is it influenced by the way in which care is organised? Series features: Provides information essential for best practice at all stages of pregnancy and birth ‘Jigsaw’ model promotes holistic care Scenarios help readers understand the context of maternity care Activities encourage further exploration and debate.

The Biological Basis of Schizophrenia

Author: G. Hemmings
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789401162067
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Medical

For years lip service has been paid to a belief in a biological basis for schizophrenia, but ,nevertheless psychosocial and psychodynamic "theories" of schizophrenia have been promulgated, and these have detracted from the all important biological work, Eclecticism has ruled the day and has caused considerable confusion, As a result research in schizophrenia has not progressed as fast as it should have done and treatment has been less effective than it could otherwise have been. This book is devoted to a wholly biological approach to the problem of schizophrenia, in the hope that many more workers will enter this exciting field of research. A wide variety of topics is covered, including brain structure; the genetics, pathogenesis and treatment of schizophrenia; a consideration of dietary and immunological factors and finally a chapter on alcoholism as it seems possible that the problems of schizophrenia and addiction are linked. We are grateful to all our contributors and to MTP Press for their enthusiasm for this book. Gwynneth P Hemmings William A Hemmings XI SECTION 1: Structure 1 The brain stem reticular formation K. E. WEBSTER There can be no question that the brain stem reticular lormation no longer exercises the same fascination for neurologists that it did a quarter of a century ago.

The Limits of Biological Treatments for Psychological Distress

Author: Seymour Fisher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781134738229
Release Date: 2013-05-13
Genre: Psychology

Broadly scanning the biologically oriented treatments for psychological disorders in 20th century psychiatry, the authors raise serious questions about the efficacy of the somatic treatments for psychological distress and challenge the widespread preference for biologically based treatments as the treatments of choice. For graduate and undergraduate courses in clinical, social, and health psychology, behavioral medicine, psychotherapy and psychoanalysis. psychopharmacology, psychiatry, and clinical social work.